The Hunters found early points in the 4th minute of play off from the boot of Noel Zeming from a penalty. The Hunters gave away too much possession which allowed the home side to capitalise. It started in the 17th minute that saw Devils halfback Todd Murphy spin out of a tackle to score the first try of the game. Murphy converted his own try and had a hand in the second try 8 minutes later, putting through a cross field kick that found the hands of Luke Pollock to catch and score. Murphy added another 2 points before the break through a penalty to put the the score out to 14-2.